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Public lectures

These lectures are open to members of the public, staff and students. All public lectures are free unless otherwise stated.

Some of our previous public lectures are available as podcasts.

Upcoming lectures

  • The end of the NHS? How the Government is privatising health care in England

    01 May

    Time: 5.15pm

    Venue: 5 West 2.3

    Speaker: Allyson Pollock, professor of public health research & policy at Queen Mary, University of London

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  • Spindrift: a wilderness pilgrimage at sea

    06 May

    Time: 12.15pm

    Venue: 8 West 3.22

    Speaker: Peter Reason, Professor Emeritus, School of Management

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  • What you get is what you expect: how beliefs can alter the experience of pain and support pain management

    07 May

    Time: 5.15pm

    Venue: 8 West 1.1

    Speaker: Dr Katja Wiech, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Pain Research

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  • Inaugural lecture: What is wrong with knee replacement?

    15 May

    Time: 6.15pm

    Venue: 5 West 2.3

    Speaker: Richie Gill, Professor of Healthcare Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering

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  • The taming of the Somerset wetlands in the Roman and Medieval periods

    21 May

    Time: 5.15pm

    Venue: 5 West 2.3

    Speaker: Dr Richard Brunning, Senior Heritage Officer for the Somerset Levels and Moors

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  • Frontlines and backyards: the relationship between stage space and characterisation in Caribbean yard plays

    04 Jun

    Time: 5.15pm

    Venue: 5 West 2.3

    Speaker: Dr Lynette Goddard, Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London

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  • How to build a time machine

    18 Jun

    Time: 5.15pm

    Venue: 5 West 2.3

    Speaker: Brian Clegg, author and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

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